Quinoa Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

June 16, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes approximately 40
Author Notes

Cookies... I have always loved cookies! My favorite growing up was oatmeal raisin! I always liked to put a little spin on things so I would vary my recipe using chocolate covered raisins or dried cherries instead of raisins. Several years ago (after many years of chronic health issues), my body became extremely sensitive to many of the foods I loved. No longer could I eat gluten or oats, dairy was beginning to be questionable... instead of giving up my beloved cookie, I decided to reinvent it! Below is the result! —mdrnangel

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour Mix
  • 3/4 cup Baking Blend Flour Mix*
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 cup Golden Flax Meal
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil (I use expellar pressed, which has no taste)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Quinoa Flakes
  • 1 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (I like Tropical Source, owned by Sunspire)
  • 1 1/2 cups Dried Cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix the first 8 ingredients (all the dry ingredients).
  2. In a separate bowl mix the coconut oil, granulated sugar & brown sugar until well combined (I use a stand mixer, but you can do this by hand).
  3. Add the applesauce & vanilla extract and continue mixing.
  4. Using a rubber spatula carefully add the dry ingredients (in the large bowl) to the wet mixture and stir until a grainy dough is formed.
  5. Stir in quinoa, cranberries, and chocolate chips (If using a mixer, do this step by hand).
  6. Using a large melon baller or an ice cream scoop, place the dough onto the prepared baking sheets spacing them 1” apart.
  7. Gently press each with the heel of your hand to help them spread.
  8. Bake on the center rack for 15 minutes – rotating 180 degrees after 9 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. *Baking Blend Flour Mix is 2 parts White Rice Flour; 1 part Tapioca Starch; 1 part Potato Starch.

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